Identity, Cause, and Mind: Philosophical Essays

Paperback | October 15, 2003

bySydney Shoemaker

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This is an expanded edition of Sydney Shoemaker's seminal collection of his work on interrelated issues in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. It reproduces all of the original papers, many of which are now regarded as classics, and includes four papers published since the first editionappeared in 1984. Themes include the nature of self-knowledge and self-reference, personal identity, persistence over time, properties, mental states, and perceptual experience.A number of the papers, including 'Self-Reference and Self-Awareness', 'Persons and Their Pasts', 'Causality and Properties', and 'The Inverted Spectrum', have remained at the centre of discussion of their topics. Several of the essays in the original collection discuss the ways in which causalconsiderations enter into the individuation of properties, and three of the added essays - 'Causal and Metaphysical Necessity', 'Realization and Mental Causation', and 'On What There Are' - deal with related themes. The neo-Lockean view of personal identity presented in 'Persons and Their Pasts' isdeveloped with a different emphasis in the added paper 'Self and Substance'.Identity, Cause, and Mind's reappearance will be warmly welcomed by scholars and students alike.

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This is an expanded edition of Sydney Shoemaker's seminal collection of his work on interrelated issues in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. It reproduces all of the original papers, many of which are now regarded as classics, and includes four papers published since the first editionappeared in 1984. Themes include the nature of...

Sydney Shoemaker is at Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:476 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:October 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface to the Second Edition1. Self-reference and self-awareness2. Persons and their pasts3. Time without change4. On projecting the unprojectible5. Conceptual connections and other minds6. Embodiment and behavior7. Immortality and dualism8. Phenomenal similarity9. Functionalism and qualia10. Causality and properties11. Identity, properties, and causality12. Some varieties of functionalism13. On an argument for dualism14. Absent qualia are impossible - a reply to Block15. The inverted spectrum16. On what there are17. Self and substance18. Causal and metaphysical necessity19. Realization and mental causationReferencesIndex